Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center
Welcome to the USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center. These pages are your source for water-resource information collected and interpreted by the U.S. Geological Survey in Wyoming and Montana. Here you'll find information on Wyoming's and Montana's rivers and streams. You'll also find information about ground water, water quality, and many other topics.
Environmental DNA (eDNA) is DNA that an organism leaves behind as it moves through an environment. Analyzing DNA in water samples can detect endangered species as well as invasive species and water-borne pathogens.
StreamStats is a Web-based geographic information system application that was created by the USGS to provide users with access to an assortment of analytical tools that are useful for water-resource planning and management.Learn more
Helpful new information for anyone designing structures over or near water, managing water distribution, or interested in the flow of local streams.
Many grassland bird species in the Bakken shale region, including some seriously declining populations, are displaced from their habitats as a result of oil and gas development, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research.
Low concentrations of chemicals commonly used at airports for de-icing planes were detected in samples of groundwater collected from the Snake River alluvial aquifer beneath the Jackson Hole Airport.
Potential effects of energy development on environmental resources of the Williston Basin in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota
The Williston Basin, which includes parts of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota in the United States, has been a leading domestic oil and gas producing area. To better understand the potential effects of energy development on environmental resources in the Williston Basin, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Bureau of...Post van der Burg, Max; Vining, Kevin C.; Frankforter, Jill D.
A review of surface energy balance models for estimating actual evapotranspiration with remote sensing at high spatiotemporal resolution over large extents
Many approaches have been developed for measuring or estimating actual evapotranspiration (ETa), and research over many years has led to the development of remote sensing methods that are reliably reproducible and effective in estimating ETa. Several remote sensing methods can be used to estimate ETa at the high spatial resolution of agricultural...McShane, Ryan R.; Driscoll, Katelyn P.; Sando, Roy
Salish Kootenai College and U.S. Geological Survey partnership—Enhancing student opportunities and professional development
Salish Kootenai College (SKC), in the Flathead Reservation in the northwestern corner of Montana, is the largest of the seven Tribal colleges in the State. In 2011, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Tribal Liaison Monique Fordham from the Office of Tribal Relations/Office of Science Quality and Integrity began discussions with SKC faculty to...Sando, Roy; Fordham, Monique